Excursions

Lefkoritis Resort Askifou is located in Askifou plateau, a place of exceptional natural beauty. Tours are also organised so that you can visit other parts of southern Crete.
ASKIFOU PLATEAU

You can get to the Askifou plateau, following the way from Chania to Sfakia, at a distance of about 50 km from Chania city. Askifou plateau is located at a height of 780 meters and is surrounded by peaks of the White Mountains. In the middle of the plateau rises Askifou, a smaller hill with a Turkish "Koule" (castle) at its peak.

Askifou plateau is a traditional and picturesque place where, in addition to its natural beauty and its unique hiking trails, you can visit the naval museum of Mr. George A. Hatzidakis with relics from the 2nd World War which he has collected himself over the last 50 years.
SFAKIA

Sfakia is one of the most historic parts of Crete. It is located at the southern part if the island, and because of its location it has played a major role in almost all wars.
It is characterized for its natural beauty, the picturesque churches and historical monuments, as well as the hospitality of its residents.
One can reach Sfakia either by road or by sea with ships that make day trips: a) from Paleochora to Sfakia or b) from Agia Roumeli (Samaria gorge exit) to Sfakia.
Do not miss to visit Frangokastello, and if you're lucky, you may see the legendary "Drosoulites" (local legend).
Beaches in Sfakia are not just beautiful and imposing, but perhaps the most beautiful beaches of the island, with the wild formations of the mountains which surround them.
GAYDOS

Gavdos is at the southest edge of Greece. It is a small island with great history. It is 23 nautical miles southest of Sfakia and it's shape is triangular.
It is said that Greek ancient tragic poet Homeros was reffering to Gavdos when Odysseas visited Kalipso's island.
During the Hellenistic Period, Gavdos constituted a base of operations and refuge for the pirates. It was connected to Gortyna, which was powerful at that time, and paid tax to it. During the Venetian Occupation, an attempt was made in order a fortress to be built that was never finished, and consequently it remained to the disposal of pirates for many centuries. In Recent Years, Gavdos was a place of deportation for detainees.
If you are lucky at your trip to Gavdos you might meet large whales!
LOUTRO

Loutro is a distinctive place which you can visit by boat. It is very quiet and offers a special kind of stay to visitors. There are no cars or vehicles there. All around Loutro there are some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, with deep blue water, such as Finikas, Marmara, Glika Nera and many more.
AGIA ROUMELI

Agia Roumeli is the beach you meet when you exit the larger gorge in Europe - Samaria's Gorge (18 kilometres). From there you can take the boat to Sfakia - Gavdos - Loutro and Palaiochora. All beaches around Agia Roumeli are also very beautiful. You can visit St. Pavlos beach and the great St. Pavlos church which is said that apostle Pavlos build when coming to Crete.